<p>21 Days of Prayer<br />
April 1 - 21</p>
21 Days of Prayer
April 1 - 21

21 Days of Prayer

Join us for 21 days of prayer leading up to our Easter Services at Crossroads.  Throughout the three weeks of this prayer journey, our weekend worship services will feature teachings on prayer and personal stories/testimonies that speak of the power of a healthy prayer life. 

Each Monday we will communicate the week's prayer guides on this page, on social media and via email with our entire church family.

We encourage everyone to participate in a daily time of prayer and Bible study.  If you have yet to establish this habit, use this 21-day prayer journey to personally experience the awesome blessing of daily time spent with God.

Throughout this prayer journey, we will also post pertinent information and weekly videos on this page, so bookmark it in your browser, and visit often!

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    21 Days of Prayer
    Week 1
    Video and Prayer Guide

    WEEK 1: SHAMELESS BOLDNESS

    He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.  - Luke 10:2

    • PRAISE JESUS FOR WHO HE IS!

    As we begin our prayer, speak to and praise Jesus for who He is:

    Jesus, you are the Son, the image of the invisible God. You are the firstborn of all creation. For in you all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or rulers or authorities. All things have been created through you and for you. Jesus, you are before all things, and in you all things hold together. You are the head of the body, the church. You are the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything you might have the supremacy. Colossians 1:15-18 (NIV adapted) 

    • GOD, SEND OUT WORKERS!

    As a church, we are committed to leader development of everyday people in our body to lead, serve and share:

    Father, you are the Lord of the Harvest. Your people transformed communities and cultures through their leading, serving and sharing your Gospel.  May the same be true in this generation within our Body and our community. May the everyday people of Crossroads go to new levels of confidence in leading, serving and sharing the Best News in universe here, near and far away.  Luke 10:2 

    • FILL US WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT!

    We desire to have a greater measure of the Holy Spirit in us as a body:

    Father, may the Crossroads’ Body live in a greater measure of your Holy Spirit within us individually and collectively. We are desperate for you, Father, to become greater within us as we live out our allegiance to you.  Luke 11:13

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    21 Days of Prayer
    Week 2
    Video and Prayer Guide

    WEEK 2: PERSISTENCE

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.  – Galatians 6:9-1

    • PRAISE JESUS FOR WHO HE IS!

    As we begin our prayer, speak to and praise Jesus for who He is:

    Jesus, you are the faithful witness and the firstborn from among the dead. You are the ruler of the kings of the earth. You are the one who loves us and has freed us from our sins by your blood. Jesus, you have made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve your God and Father – to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.  Revelation 1:5-6 (NIV adapted)

    • BE PERSISTENT IN PRAYER FOR OUR COMMUNITY!

    As a church, we are committed to Serve and Solve Community needs in partnership with others.

    Lord, we know you love this community. Give us eyes to see it the way you do. Fill our hearts with compassion for others, even those who are different from us. Give us courage to obey Your call to love, whether across the street or on the other side of town. And give us wisdom to be Christ’s ambassadors as share the message of reconciliation with others. Transform this city for your glory. 2 Cor. 5

    • NEVER GIVE UP!

    We desire to never give up as we pray for the things of God trusting that He is a faithful God:

    By the power of your Holy Spirit, Father, may we never give up! May we not become weary in doing good. You have a harvest waiting to be reaped, if we do not give up. Let us seize every opportunity to do good to all people, especially those who belong the family of believers. Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV adapted)

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    21 Days of Prayer
    Week 3
    Video and Prayer Guide

    WEEK 3: HUMILITY

    And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! - Philippians 2:8

    • PRAISE JESUS FOR WHO HE IS!

    As we begin our prayer, speak to and praise Jesus for who He is:

    Jesus, you are the “Son of Man”, coming on the clouds of heaven.  You approached the Ancient of Days (God) and were led into his presence.  You were given authority, glory and sovereign power.  All nations and peoples of every language will worship you.  Your dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away.  Jesus, your Kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.  Daniel 7:13-14 (NIV adapted) 

    • BE COMMITTED TO PRAYER!

    We desire to be a people who grow in our commitment to prayer. To that end, we pray…

    Father, may we thrive in having prayer define our lives in the same way it did for Jesus and His disciples. May we individually and collectively boldly approach you in praise, confession, listening and intercession on what is most important to you and the world around us.

    • DRAW US TO BE A PEOPLE OF PRAYER!

    As people of prayer, we must grow in our understanding of who God is and who we are:

    Father, may we live in utter humility in every dimension of our lives as Jesus embodied in His life (Phil 2:5-8).  May we come to a deeper understanding of your magnificence and power. By the power of your Spirit, help us to live in confident humility and dependence upon you as we live in honesty and integrity with others.

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    21 Days of Prayer
    Special Events Guide

    We have special events planned for each week of our 21 day prayer journey.  Check here regularly for updates.
     

    WEEKDAY PRAYER HOUR - Monday-Friday, Noon-1:00 PM
    Our Newburgh and West campuses will be open for prayer.

    NEIGHBORHOOD PRAYER WALKS - Saturday, April 6, 10:00-11:00 AM
    We want to see our community and neighborhoods the way God sees them. One of the best ways to do that is through prayer walking. This is simply walking through a neighborhood, and using what we see around us to fuel prayer for the people who live there.  You can prayer walk your neighborhood, or join with others at one of our predetermined locations around the Evansville area.

    Click here for neighborhoods and meeting locations.
    Click here for a Prayer Cycle Guide on how to pray.

    COMMUNITY PRAYER AND SERVICE - Saturday, April 13, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Neighborhood Engagement/Service Project
    Tepe Park, 1212 S Garvin Street, Evansville

    Eric Cummings and Austin Maxheimer will teach about “Neighborhood Engagement”, and then we will put into practice what we’ve learned through a service project for Community One.

    Click here to register for this event.

    ON CAMPUS PRAYER FOR EASTERSaturday, April 20, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
    Newburgh and West Campuses

    This Easter, we know that we will have many people on our campuses who are hurting and broken. We want to take this opportunity to pray that all those who come on campus will find new hope because of the victory we can experience in Jesus.

    GOOD FRIDAY SERVICEFriday, April 19, 7:00 PM

    HALF NIGHT OF PRAYERFriday, April 19, 8:00 PM-12:00 AM
    Just as Jesus and His disciples spent extended time in prayer, we want to offer similar opportunities to you.  Portions of our prayer time will be led; however, you may come and go as you wish.